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In Email, Sidney Blumenthal Referred to Republicans With These Two Words


"I guess a gender gap in 2012 of 18 points just wasn't big enough for them."

Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime advisor to former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, arrives to be deposed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol June 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sidney Blumenthal referred to Republicans as "cretins and reptiles" in a 2013 email to Hillary Clinton made public Monday.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The longtime Clinton aide made the comment in a January email which, in part, went after the GOP.

"I guess a gender gap in 2012 of 18 points just wasn't big enough for them. Graduates of the internet based Lazio School of Political Communication?" Blumenthal wrote.

Image source: Screen grab via State Dept.

In a followup email, Clinton did not push back against his characterization.

Blumenthal's brash rhetoric against conservatives is nothing new. In an email released in August, he blasted the GOP as a "captive party" that is being held hostage by the "extreme right."

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